Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Metamorphic Rocks: A Classification and Glossary of Terms
Recommendations of the International Union of Geological Sciences Subcommission on the Systematics of Metamorphic Rocks

D. Fettes, J. Desmons, R. Schmid, B. Harte, E. Davis, W. Smulikowski, F. Sassi, K. Brodie, P. Arkai, W. Wimmenauer, I. Bryhni, O. Rosen, J. Coutinho, H. Kräutner, S. Sen, V. Zharikov, N. Pertsev, V. Rusinov, E. Callegari, D. Stöffler, R. Grieve, J. Siivola
View all contributors
  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521336185

Paperback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an evaluation copy?

This title is not currently available for evaluation. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an evaluation copy. To register your interest please contact asiamktg@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Many common terms in metamorphic petrology vary in their usage and meaning between countries. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Subcommission on the Systematics of Metamorphic Rocks (SCMR) has aimed to resolve this, and to present systematic terminology and rock definitions that can be used worldwide. This 2007 book is the result of discussion and consultation lasting 20 years and involving hundreds of geoscientists worldwide. It presents a complete nomenclature of metamorphic rocks, with a comprehensive glossary of definitions, sources and etymology of over 1200 terms, and a list of mineral abbreviations. Twelve multi-authored sections explain how to derive the correct names for metamorphic rocks and processes, and discuss the rationale behind the more important terms. These sections deal with rocks from high- to low- and very-low-grade. This book will form a key reference and international standard for all geoscientists studying metamorphic rocks.

    • Contains the IUGS recommendations for the classification of metamorphic rocks
    • Compiled by members of an international panel established to standardise the classification and naming of metamorphic rocks
    • Contains a glossary of over 1200 terms
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the hardback: 'This text is essential for all studying metamorphic rocks and as such must be in libraries covering geology at an advanced level. It has a companion version to igneous rocks.' Science and technology

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521336185
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction D. Fettes and J. Desmons
    2. Classification and nomenclature scheme R. Schmid, D. Fettes, B. Harte, E. Davis, J. Desmons, W. Smulikowski, F. Sassi, K. Brodie, P. Arkai, W. Wimmenauer, I. Bryhni, O. Rosen, J. Coutinho, H. Kräutner, S. Sen, V. Zharikov, N. Pertsev, V. Rusinov, E. Callegari, D. Stöffler, R. Grieve and J. Siivola
    3. Glossary
    4. References
    Appendices.

  • Editors

    Douglas Fettes, British Geological Survey

    Jacqueline Desmons, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Nancy

    Contributors

    D. Fettes, J. Desmons, R. Schmid, B. Harte, E. Davis, W. Smulikowski, F. Sassi, K. Brodie, P. Arkai, W. Wimmenauer, I. Bryhni, O. Rosen, J. Coutinho, H. Kräutner, S. Sen, V. Zharikov, N. Pertsev, V. Rusinov, E. Callegari, D. Stöffler, R. Grieve, J. Siivola

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×